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ABC
Sep 27, 2012 6:00pm EDT
in place; we'll add twelve million new jobs in four years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this s message. >> said developing store from the district, police have arrested three suspects in the beating of a man on august 17. t.c. maslin was walking home came when he was beaten and left unconscious. tommy branch, michael moore and another appeared in court today. they face robbery and assault charges. wife as she is relieved about the arrests. m grateful they are behind bars. i am grateful for people who not have to go through the experience. he remains in the hospital. several hours after the attack maslin, erupt three other men. helduspects are being bond tonight. >> a witness against jerry sandusky has a new book deal. his memoir will be released october 23. written by the victim's mother. the victim will reveal his on the day of the release in an interview abc. sandusky was convicted on 45 of child sex abuse. >> perhaps remember the renoit. out it may have been ago from the baltimore museum of art. a woman bought it for $7. now the auction is off. the fbi is investigating. reco
FOX News
Sep 27, 2012 4:00pm EDT
have said the same thing for years. mitt romney asked me to join because i am who i am. you know i am not trying to be anyone other than who i am. this is what we are offering the country. it is a very clear choice of two countries. we know what president obama has done we know of the broken promises. we do not want for more years of this of 1.3 percent growth. for each person would got a job last month, four stopped looking for a job. we can do better than this. we are offering specific pro growth solutions to get out of this. >>neil: switching gories quickly. i know you have now a security briefing and i don't expect you to reveal the details but binyamin netanyahu -- well, you could, but that is separate -- but binyamin netanyahu was at the united nations today warning in the stark of the terms of how bad the iran thing is getting. what would be the position of you and mitt romney as to how to handle iran? what would be different of this administration short of going to war? >>guest: first of all our policy is to prevent iran from getting nuclear weapons capability. the best way
FOX News
Sep 26, 2012 9:00pm EDT
last four years. >> harry reid is targeting mitt romney's mormon faith. that's fine. let's talk about the president's faith. >> no, no, no. not bless america, damn america. >> sean: all of that, and the president is not reading off the teleprompter. >> we don't have all the information yet. >> sean: and the ad the main street media don't want you to see. we're 40 days from election day. "hannity" starts right here right now. if you want a glimpse into what the future holds for america if president barack obama is handed a second term, take a hard long look at the chaos unfolding in the group in europe. violent riots are raging in the streets of spain and greece as angry mobs protest against the government and austerity measures there. in athens, more than 70,000 people descended on the greek parliament. molotov cocktails targeted police officers, and similar scenes of violence in madrid as well, but make no mistake if this president is in fact afforded another four years in office and has the ability to run up our national debt another $6 trillion, look right there, this is what
NBC
Sep 27, 2012 7:00pm EDT
end of this year. >> members of the american legion, thank you. >> reporter: governor mitt romney talked up his support of defense spend. he said cutting defense spending -- spending. he said cutting defense spending now should be unthinkable. >> the world is not a safe place. it remains dangerous. >> reporter: governor romney explains to have a strong military, a strong economy is needed. >> our economy needs to be reinvigorated and the president has laid out his plan. it's a continuation of the old plan. we can't afford four more years of the last four years, all right? >> reporter: governor romney not only says he would stop shrinking the military but would add to the active duty force and one of the biggest cheers came when he quoted ronald reagan. >> peace comes through strength. i want to have a military that's so strong no one wants to test it. [ applause ] >> the people that are out there fighting these wars, we owe them support forever and i think governor romney is totally supportive of that. >> reporter: but that's not the opinion of veteran jim dillard who represented
ABC
Sep 26, 2012 11:00pm EDT
business. we put those in place; we'll add twelve million new jobobs in four years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2012 2:00pm PDT
years? people don't know. and so mitt romney still has an opportunity, i think, to not only say -- >> you can say the same about mitt romney. >> you could, you could, but the president has got a record of four years that a lot of americans aren't happy with. he's not coming close to driving that message. he's still doing one event a day. still more likely to do a bad television interview that says nothing or creates a negative story or has some old video pop out. this is not left wing pundits or reporters who don't like mitt romney. this is what every republican i talk to is saying, scratching their head saying how can he continue to waste another day? i'm looking at my calendar every day, when is he going to win a single news cycle? >> i would argue more positive for obama and say he's doubled the stock market, he's taken the unemployment rate from double digits down to eight. if he does that again, he'll take it down to six. if you want to say i'll take it down two or three points further, just stay on that continu continuum. let's take a look at this. a new obama campaign ad
ABC
Sep 27, 2012 12:00pm EDT
small business. we put those in place; we'll add twelve million new jobs in four years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >> there were some terrifying moments onside the airliner. safely.d there are calling it a miracle. during the flight, the gear somehow became twisted sideways. they had to get ready for an emergency landing. were 50 feet from touching down, the landing gear suddenly down. was able to land without anyone getting hurt. -- i thought it time i wouldlast or see anybody. was like the hand of god turned the wheel. and according to the national retail federation, seven in 10 americans expected to spend big month for halloween. americans are expected to spend n costumes and candy this year, driving pauline sales to $8 billion. this morning. officials say and gennady these are getting a hands on personal information -- officials say identity thieves are getting our on personal information. scam comes just as the government prepares to switch to direct deposit out paper mailing checks. and tonight on abc 7 news at a story on a door-to- door salesman. some local custo
FOX News
Sep 26, 2012 6:00pm PDT
this year. the senator blames mitt romney for "sullying the mormon faith." i have two words for you, harry reid, jeremiah wright, something i thought deserved thorough vetting. we'll check in with michelle malkin, sounding off tonight. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you engineer a true automotive breakthrough? ♪ you give it bold new styling, unsurpassed luxury and nearly 1,000 improvements. introducing the redesigned 2013 glk. see your authorized mercedes-benz dealer for exceptional offers through mercedes-benz financial services. for a golf getaway. double miles you can actually use... but mr. single miles can't join his friends because he's getting hit with blackouts. shame on you. now he's stuck in a miniature nightmare. oh, thank you. but, with e capital one venture card... you can fly any airline, any flight, any time. double miles you can actually use. what's in your wallet? alec jr? it was a gift. damn, america! damn america for treating citizens less than human. >> sean: sunday's 9/11, america's ches chickens are homo roost. >> me first? >> sean: you first. >> i don't c
FOX News
Sep 27, 2012 1:00am EDT
mitt romney better. after all, mrs. ann romney has been married to him for 43 years. earlier tonight she went on the record. mrs. romney, nice to see you. >> thank you. >> mrs. romney, i heard that you made a video about four years ago in which you said in this personal video, it says, mitt, this is for you, sweetheart, i'm never going to do this again. my question is, how did that go for you? how did you do? >> well, as you know, you probably heard me on leno last night, but mitt looked at it and he said, ann, i don't know, but you say that every pregnancy. i don't know mitt took it as seriously as i meant it. you've seen a lot of campaigns. you know how hard this is on families. and when you have someone that you love, that's out there, putting themselves on the line all the time, you know, it's very hard for families, people that love them so much to see them beaten up so much. however, greta, i will tell you, even though i said i would never do it again, i'm as committed as a person can be right now, because i along with so many other americans recognize what an important
CBS
Sep 26, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. >> my plan will create 12 million new jobs over the next four years. >> reporter: the romney campaign knows the candidate has something of an image problem and hope to change the impression he can be aloof and detached. he is still shadowed by remarks he made of which he said about his campaign, it's not my job to worry about the 47% of people who don't pay income taxes. >> those comments hasn't just become a problem with romney's critics. >> well, i don't know about anybody else, but i thought, you know, it's-- it was right. what he said was right, 47 people-- 47% of the people do not pay any income tax. >> reporter: now, the campaign took away neler's sign and said you can't take homemade ones to those rally and told me afterwards romney's comment at that fund-raiser didn't bother her, wouldn't affect the vote. but all of this, the shift in strategy by the romney campaign raises the question can it happen fast enough? >> pelley: jan, thanks very much. we asked dean reynolds to check in with ohio voters. >> i'm just wondering if mitt romney and paul ryan can count on your support. >>
Current
Sep 26, 2012 7:00pm PDT
this year. but today romney was trying out a brand new strategy. which was expressing emotion. he replaced his usual stories about small business owners succeeding all on their own with stories about people struggling economically. >> i've been across this country, my heartaches for the people i've seen. i was yesterday with a woman who was emotional and she said look, i've been out of work since may. she was in her 50s. i don't see any prospects. can you help me? >> jennifer: now as hard as it is for some to picture mitt romney's heart actually aching for people especially people in the dreaded 47% i actually think that this is a good strategy for him. he has to show emotion. he has to show that he can empathize with everyday americans and that's something that actually president obama doesn't really need to prove because voters seem to understand that he cares. but what they're less sure of is the president's plan for the future and so that's why today the president laid out very specific economic proposals such as double exports create a million new manufacturing jobs. >> obama
CNN
Sep 27, 2012 9:00am PDT
quarter of this year, the nation's gdp was revised downward from 1.7% to 1.3%. mitt romney tried to link that issue to national defense. at one point saying in the his remarks here that china's economy is growing faster than the united states. russia's economy is growing faster than the united states and that a weak economy means weak national security. it's no surprise he tailored that message that this audience. suzanne, from a pure political standpoint, if mitt romney can't flip virginia back to the republican column -- as we know president obama won four years ago here. if he can't do that, it's going to be very tough. these are states that romney has to flip back to the republican column if he wants to be elected president. >> jim, one of the things i noticed, too, that's different here, virginia's unemployment rate is much lower than the national average. you're talking about a national average of over more than 8%, virginia hovering in the 5% range or so. is his message of creating more jobs. is that really going to resonate in virginia? >> reporter: that is why i think, suzanne,
NBC
Sep 27, 2012 4:30am EDT
and meaning in good, hard work. >> reporter: despite romney's work here, many visits, ohio may be moving out of reach. even with the help of ohio native jack nicklaus who said he's laid off workers from his golf business. >> we can't afford four more years like the last four years, i know i sure can't. >> reporter: romney can't afford more polls like today's. after he was caught on tape disparaging the 47% of americans who pay no federal income tax, who he said feel like victims, today's "new york times" cbs poll finds romney trailing president obama by 12 points in pennsylvania, by 9 in florida, trailing by ten in ohio. fighting the perception by some voters he's out of touch. >> i've been across this country. my heart aches for the people i've seen. >> reporter: in his new ad romney looks right at voters. >> president obama and i both care about poor middle class families, the difference is my policies will make things better for them. >> reporter: barack obama was in ohio too talking less about his record and more about romney. >> i don't believe we can get very far with leader
NBC
Sep 27, 2012 6:00pm EDT
-- arithmetic. >> the president portrayed romney as out of touch with the middle class. >> my opponent thinks it's fair for someone who makes $20 million a year, like him, pays a lower rate than a cop or a teacher who makes $50,000. >> both campaigns are out with new ads. romney is targeting working class voters. >> obama wages war on coal while we lose jobs to tie. >> obama shows veterans and working-class americans the secret comments robbie made about 47% of americans. absentee voting is already underway in virginia. early voting began today in iowa and it is already under way and some other key swing states. >> passengers of a united airlines flight use the belts to hold out another passenger who had an outburst during the cross-country flight. this is cellphone video shot on board the plane traveling from chicago to orange county, california on tuesday night. passengers say he was drunk at the time of the incident. it lasted for about three hours. he even went as far as spitting. once on the ground, passengers watched as he was arrested and removed from the plane. >> so far, so be
ABC
Sep 27, 2012 6:00am EDT
twelve million new jobs in four years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.
FOX Business
Sep 27, 2012 6:00pm EDT
going to want to mitt romney suddenly. the campaign has spent months if not years trying to do that. now is the time to set up broad picture and say that this is not the best we can do. and to be bold. mitt romney back from his tax-cut proposal, you can't go to the american public with that. the american public wants a choice. every time they have been bold, whether with government reformer that 20% across-the-board income tax cuts, that is when he has a bump in the polls. we will see if that is how it goes when it comes to the debate. ashley: what does he have to do in his first debate? you're right, he's not exactly a warm and cuddly candidate, but he is his own worst enemy. what does he need to do? >> i actually agree with mary. i think that that that is his job as their greatest make himself look like a plausible president but in doing that in a way that offers a broad and bold vision and talks about conservative reform. mitt romney, in some way, is in a unique position. he can argue that he is the turnaround guy. tell people the truth, say that he can survive going the way that we a
FOX News
Sep 27, 2012 2:00pm PDT
about wha what happened in the last four years but that's not what ann romney is hearing on the campaign trail. if you leave now, andrea will set fire to eric's chest hair. ♪ ♪ so you say men are superior drivers? yeah. then how'd i get this... [ voice of dennis ] ...safe driving bonus check? every six months without an accident, allstate sends a check. ok. [ voice of dennis ] silence. are you in good hands? >> announcer: this is the day. the day that we say to the world of identity thieves "enough." we're lifelock, and we believe you have the right to live free from the fear of identity theft. our pledge to you? as long as there are identity thieves, we'll be there. we're lifelock. and we offer the most comprehensive identity theft protection ever created. lifelock: relentlessly protecting your identity. call 1-800-lifelock or go to lifelock.com today. >>> i'm bret baier in washington. the big story here today, new developments in the deadly attack against the u.s. mission in libya two weeks ago. tonight on "special report," sources tell fox news intelligence knew within 24
FOX Business
Sep 26, 2012 10:00pm EDT
what i see. lou: governor romney sticking to the facts today hitting the president on the lackluster economic report record since taking office. >> do we really want four more years with 23 million americans struggling to find a good job? do we want four more years where half the kids coming out of college can't find work or college level work? do we want four more years where every single year the take home pay goes down? do we want four more years of trillion dollar deficits? i don't believe we can afford four more years like the last four years. lou: a new report highlights governor rome -- governor romney's criticisms showing household incomes fell by an average rate of more than 8%. the census bureau revealing the number of people in poverty rose by 3 million in the first three years of the obama administration. we'll take all of that here tonight with former economic adviser to president reagan, economists, author laffer, and digital politics editor, and former bush adviser brad blakeman to separate facts from fiction in the world of presidential polls and strategies
NBC
Sep 27, 2012 5:00pm EDT
end of the year. >> reporter: governor mitt romney talked of his support of cutting defense spending. he said it would be up thinkable cutting defense spending now. >> the world is not a safe place it. remains dangerous. >> reporter: governor romney explains to have a strong military a strong economy is needed. >> our economy needs to be reinvigorated and the president has laid out his plan. it's a continuation of the old plan. we can't afford four more years of the last four years, all right? >> reporter: governor romney not only said that he would stop shrinking the military but would add to the active duty force and one of the figures came when he quoted ronald reagan. >> peace comes through strength. i want to have a military that's so strong no one wants to test it. >> the people that are out there fighting these wars, we owe them support forever and i think governor romney is totally supportive of that. >> reporter: but that's not the opinion of veteran jim dillard who represented springfield for 30 years in the virginia house of delegates. >> now they talk about cutting the do
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2012 4:00am EDT
ads released by the romney campaign. this was released back in november of last year. >> provide relief for homeowners. it's going to take a new direction. if we keep talking about the economy,e're going tlose. >> "if we keep talking about the economy, we're going to lose, lose, lose." that is how mitt romney's ad rehat president obama actually said. >> senator mccain's campaign actually said, and i quote, "if we keep talking about the economy, we're going to lose." >> so the romney ad tried to make it sound like president obama said this thing thate he qti it to say that he disagreed with that statement. i mean, there are lots of little lies in politics, little exaggerations, but that's really big, really bad lie. and it was their first ad against president obama. and so, naturally,itt romney got skewered for this, for viy blunt lie.irst gener what did the romney campaign do about the whopper in that ad? did they correct it or remove as mitt romney now says has always been his campaign policy? no, they didn't it. that ad is still up on his campaign web page. not only did the rom
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2012 6:00pm EDT
secret mt ro vithurd today. this one comes from his years running bain capital and mr. romney's language in the video, once againjust leaves you scratching your head. the same man who said corporions are peop who made al $10, bet with another candidate. the question is, just who is this guy? who wants to lead our nation. mother jones magazine obtained the video. it shows romney ba in 1985 ewedhe companies it was supposedly helping. >> bain capital is an investment partnership which was formed to invest in, startup companies and ongoing companies than to take an active hand in maning them and hopefully five toht yeto harvest them at a significant profit. >> harvest these companies for a profit. that was romney's goal in business. to harvest companies the way you harvest organs, the way you harvest crs. ave stalks behind.goo but we now know this is mitt romney's world view. the world view we only see behind closed doors when he thinks we're not stening. it's what we saw on that secret video where romney said, 47% of amansaw tels victims. today the obama campaign released a devasta
CNN
Sep 27, 2012 5:00am EDT
year for drug offenses. staggering numbers. and everyone involved will tell you, the war on drugs is failing. which begs the question, how would president obama or mitt romney tackle the problem over the next four years? here's john zarrella. >> reporter: a fishing trawler tries outrunning a coast guard cutter. the crew of the cutter fires its 50 caliber machine gun. >> we've been hit. got smoke. got smoke. >> all right! >> reporter: disabling the trawler. on board, 20 tons of marijuana. this was the mid-1980s. the drug war was at its height. then vice president george bush headed up a task force to fight the problem. >> we have got to do better in interdicting it. >> reporter: in miami, cocaine is found hiden in commercial jets, flowers, even boxes of yams. the problem is, some aren't yams at all, rather plaster casts painted and shaped like yams. insid inside, pure coke. stash houses and drug labs are routinely raided. this was a war on drugs. these days it's not even a war on words. the white house doesn't call it a war any longer, focusing more on prevention. in this political se
CNN
Sep 27, 2012 2:00am PDT
romney. just shows how important virginia is. remember, president obama, then senator obama four years ago, he became the first democrat to win virginia in a presidential election since 1964. and alina, one part of mitt romney's strategy of winning the white house is taking back some of those states that traditionally voted republican like virginia, north carolina, and indiana. all states that the president won four years ago. >> and also ohio as we were talking about earlier, another important battleground. no republican has ever won the white house without winning ohio. >> reporter: exactly. >> also want to talk a little bit about something that romney likes to talk a lot about on the trail, which is his experience in business and how he's best to lead the economy back into recovery. but what's interesting is that he's actually losing his edge in at least three swing states on the economy, right? break down those numbers for us. >> reporter: this is fascinating. because what is the story behind those top-line polls? what's the numbers behind the numbers? a lot of it is the economy. a
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2012 6:00am PDT
years. mitt romney has been running for president since god knows when. they're not new. they're not new to the american people. i think that is out there. >> brad, since i have you here, you're a tv ad guy. you do a lot of tv ad buying. i want to throw up our list of the most saturated tv markets for the week. madison number one. seven of the top ten are in ohio and virginia. the only other state represented is florida other than madison, wisconsin. there was an interesting story in "the washington post" this morning that i'm sure you caught. romney has more money but obama gets more discounted tv ads. explain how that works. >> the candidate dollars are given a preferential rate at television stations opposed to issue groups. american crossroads, even the party committees pay a higher rate than candidates pay themselves. so president obama has been able to spend more money from his campaign with his own campaign committee writing the check opposed to a super pac or outside group than romney has. the reason is simple. we have a broken system on the federal elections commissions level. r
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2012 7:00pm EDT
decided to release his tax forms from the last 20 years. >> there you go. >> i'm mitt romney. j kl ok on romney's attempt to convince voters he can empathize with struggling americans in the aftermath of those comments on the 47of americans he said don't even take care of their lives. >> too many americans are struggling to find work in today's economy. too many of those who ar working are living paycheck to paycheck. more americans are living in poverty than when president obama took off, and 15 million more are on food stamps. my plan will create 12 million new jobs over the next four years. we shouldn'teasure compassion by howany people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >> lobster. anyway, noshifting to jobs. ipthngegng jo plan into a knock at his opponent? well, here he is in ohio yesterday. >> let me repeat the plan that i have put forward, practical, specific five-point an to grow our middle class, create strong jobs. first thing is i want to see us expo
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2012 3:00pm PDT
hopefully five to eight years to harvest them at a significant profit. >> harvest these companies for a profit. that was romney's goal in business. to harvest companies the way you harvest organs, the way you harvest crops. take out everything good and leave the stalks behind. but we now know this is mitt romney's world view. the world view we only see behind closed doors when he thinks we're not listening. it's what we saw on that secret video where romney said, 47% of americans saw themselves as victims. today the obama campaign released a devastating new ad that simply let's romney speak for himself while showing the faces of the 47%. >> there are 47% of the people that will vote for the president no matter what, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe they are entitled. they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. >> seniors, veterans, the working poor, that's the half of america that romney is writing off. it's offensive. it's an offensive world view and on the campaign trail in virginia
FOX News
Sep 26, 2012 9:00pm PDT
religion an issue in the campaign this year. the senator blames mitt romney for "sullying the mormon faith." i have two words for you, harry reid, jeremiah wright, something i thought deserved thorough vetting. we'll check in with michelle we'll check in with michelle malkin, sounding off tonight. ♪ atmix of energies.ve the world needs a broader that's why we're supplying natural gas to generate cleaner electricity... that has around 50% fewer co2 emissions than coal. and it's also why, with our partner in brazil, shell is producing ethanol - a biofuel made from renewable sugarcane. >>a minute, mom! let's broaden the world's energy mix. let's go. [ male announcer ] introducing a reason to look twice. the entirely new lexus es and the first-ever es hybrid. this is the pursuit of perfection. nah. [ dennis' voice ] i bet he's got an astate agent. they can save you up to 30% more by bundling your polies. well his dog's stupid. [ dennis' voice ] poodles are one of the world's smartest breeds. are you in good hands? [ dennis' voice ] poodles are one of the world's smartest breeds. of har
FOX Business
Sep 26, 2012 11:00pm EDT
money to mitt romney over the last you know year. and have access to him through direct lior intermedia, voicing their concern he is not using paul ryan enough, and that he is been muzzling paul ryan, this is reached a sort of crescendo, talk it pointed where ryan has had to dispel the rumor or notion, i should say, he has been muzzled. neil: he is speaking everywhere. but media decides if they want tto pay attention. >> but what is he saying? is he taking the fight to president obama, who according to business community, is a vulnerable in a lot of different areas. neil: they are saying to each other, they did an intervention, say, come on, hello. >> i understand they have been ramping up their criticism, telling their people in the campaign, and getting damn close to the principles and wondering has the best weapon we have, a guy that is pretty smart, very well reported, and game for a fight, as congressman ryan, is he being muzzled as the potential vice president of the united states or nominee ar fore party for vice president. neil: to what end? mitt romney wants to win. >> i will s
FOX Business
Sep 27, 2012 4:00pm EDT
companies go through an extensive permitting process that could take months to years the romney plan changes timeline, speeds it up by giving states more power to work with companies and regulators through the process and therefore the candidate says increase america's energy production and security, something industry argues could be good for everyone. >> you can protect resources, air, water, wildlife habitat and so forth and still produce energy. the amount of impact we're talking about on federal lands is a postage stamp on the united states. it is very, very little impact. so it is not either or question. >> it is shortsighted because all it focuses on giveaways to big oil, campaign supporters. it doesn't think about what our energy mix needs to be five, 20, 50 years into the future where we have to make sure we have nonpolluting sources of energy, like wind, solar and other forms of renewable energy as a bigger and bigger part of our energy mix. >> in talking to both sides on the issue, david, one thing we found is, interesting, as in both interviews, both sides quoted former p
FOX News
Sep 26, 2012 5:00pm PDT
" has the president up by 8. 52% 44%. "times" poll has obama up by 10 over romney. 53%, 43%. however, in the rasmussen daily tracking poll, the national survey, the race is tied. a dead heat 46% 46%. on this day four years ago, rasmussen had mr. obama up by 5 points over john mccain. 50%, 45%. a case could be made that mitt romney is doing better than john mccain did. but that might be misleading. the presidential race is going to come down to just a handful of states ohio and florida being the most important governor romney plus win in both places that's why today's polling news is causing controversy. talking points has said from the very beginning that the debates this year will be the deciding factor one week from tonight in denver, colorado, the president will meet the governor at :00 p.m. eastern time. no question and all the polls show this that most americans are not happy with president obama's leadership, especially on the economy. many of the folks don't trust mitt romney. however, if the governor can do what ronald reagan did in 1980, that is keep the incumbent president
FOX News
Sep 27, 2012 12:00pm PDT
virginia beach which senator john mccain won by 1,000 votes. governor mitt romney spoke to veterans in northern virginia where president obama easily beat senator john mccain. the 13 electoral votes virginia used to be a sure thing. that changed four years ago with president obama the first hopeful to win that state in 40 years from the democrats. the latest polls give the president a slight edge. the real clear politics average has him leading governor romney by 4.5 points. most rates show the race in the margin of error. john roberts is live in springfield, virginia. john, governor romney today focused on the military and veterans in that area. >>reporter: he is working hard to put this back into the red column, talking to a group at the men legion post today. he told them about the potential effect of defense cuts in the looming sequestration saying it could result in the loss of 136,000 jobs here in virginia but it would profoundly affect military readiness and america's security. >> troubled and dangerous world we live in. the idea of cutting our military commit my by a trillio
PBS
Sep 27, 2012 12:00am PDT
. obama four years ago. but now 26, and in the business world, he says he's switching to romney, because of his plan to keep taxes low for those with higher incomes. >> they are the ones who own the businesses and they are the ones who are putting the money back in the economy and providing the jobs so i believe you know that would be a better plan for us. >> woodruff: 24-year-old athletic trainer sarah abrams also voted for mr. obama. but this time around, she says she's undecided. >> i'm not sure yet. i'm still like you know like watching and basically researching so i'll make my decision soon. >> woodruff: o.s.u. senior krystina hollowell says she identifies with the republican party, but has more liberal views on social issues than candidate mitt romney. do you know how you are going to vote yet? >> no, to be honest, i really don't. i'm more of i like lean towards republican but then socially i'm romney is like very against like abortions and like birth control and that type of stuff for like women and same with like gay marriages. i'm more towards like obama's plan. >> woodruff: in
PBS
Sep 26, 2012 10:00pm PDT
, with the campaign and far less political engagement than we've seen four years before. >> woodruff: hoping to capitalize on that dissatisfaction, mitt romney's campaign is using new targeted smart phone applications in an effort to pull young voters toward their candidate. 21-year-old o.s.u. senior niraj antani says it's working. >> i've had people come up to me who joined college republicans who say, "listen you know i fell into the hope and change trick in 2008 and we've seen his record and we want jobs when we graduate from college and so you know we are considering voting for governor romney." >> woodruff: at last weekend's game, young fans of ohio state university's beloved buckeyes had football, not politics, on their minds. asked who they might support, a mixed picture emerged. jason klaus voted for mr. obama four years ago. but now 26, and in the business world, he says he's switching to romney, because of his plan to keep taxes low for those with higher incomes. >> they are the ones who own the businesses and they are the ones who are putting the money back in the economy
ABC
Sep 27, 2012 4:00am EDT
. they get $149,000 a year in 2011. by 2013, it will be bumped up to $173,000. up to $205,000 a year. >> not a bad salary. picked the wrong career. we'll have much more on the breaking story coming up later on "good morning america." >>> to politics, now, where president obama and mitt romney have dueling campaign appearances today in virginia. yesterday, the candidates were both in ohio, where the latest polls show an uphill battle for romney. abc's david muir asked the candidate some tough questions about his chances. >> we'll win ohio again. we'll finish what we started again. >> we're going to win ohio. thank you so much. let's take back america. >> reporter: call it the buckeye brawl with the president and mitt romney here. perhaps the biggest punch was that new poll. romney trailing president obama by ten points in ohio. down by nine points in florida. we asked the governor about those numbers. i'm curious what you would say to your supporters, your donors, who might be concerned that this might be slipping away? >> i'm pleased with some polls. less with other polls. polls go u
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 11:00pm PDT
the polls say they have an unfavorable view of mitt romney. bloomberg reports, this is a september high for a presidential challenger in the last three decades. bloomberg quotes a 40-year-old insurance agent from virginia, self-described libertarian on why she's going to vote for obama. now, this isn't cheerleading for obama by any means but explains romney's problem. if i have to choose between the two, i prefer barack obama over mitt. i think mitt romney is so out of touch. it's mostly a protest against him and the republican establishment. it's not that i think obama has done such a great job. here's an independent speaking. romney's high unfavorable numbers can be linked to awkward and cringe-inducing moments in debates and on the campaign trail. let's listen to some. >> rick, i'll tell you what, 10,000 bucks? $10,000 bet? >> i'm not in the betting business. >> we could raise taxes on people. that's not -- >> corporation! >> corporation! >> corporations are people, my friend. ♪ o beautiful for spacious skies for amber waves of grain ♪ ♪ for purple mountains majesty ♪ ab
FOX News
Sep 27, 2012 4:00pm PDT
years ago. john reports is following the romney campaign and live tonight but first, let's get to ed henry live outside the white house. you would think the bad economic news would have the president scrambling? >> especially on top of that economic growth number you mentioned which is very weak, durable goods, that came in. it's down 13.2%. washing machines and things that are supposed to last three years. it was the worst drop since 2009 when we were in recession and president took office. nonetheless, the president is out on the trail to gain the battleground of virginia, basically trying to say, look, this is going to take more time. take a listen. >> during campaign season you hear a lot about patriotism. you know what? it's time for a new economic patriotism. an economic patriotism rooted in the belief that growing our economy begins with a strong and thriving middle-class. i won't pretend that getting there is easy. the truth is it's going to take a few more years to solve challenges that have built up over decades. >> in addition to the bad news, some of those bad numbers, th
CNN
Sep 27, 2012 10:00am PDT
coming up at the end of the year. mitt romney said he would make sure that those cuts are not put into place where, if he becomes president, we'll reverse those cuts once he gets into the oval do in virginia beach almos soons speech, president obama started his. he hadirginia smat tore jim webb introducinghi the former navy secretary. president obama pulling outhis big guns down there, and it's all about these military defense issues because, susan, that is a huge industry in this state. those jobs are very important, very critical in this state. it's not a surprise to see both campaigns going after those voters. >> we know they seer going after the veterans. is there any difference in strategy between these twho candidates when it comes to dealing with veterans? >> reporter: i don't think so. i think that both campaigns realize that veterans, a lot of them are senior citizens and senior citizens vote. you heard mitt romney trying to tie national security issues to that new economic data that came out today. the gdp was revised downward as we have been recording in the second quarter f
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